Sunday, November 29, 2009

French Undies

Quintessentially Parisian! Mes oui!

Lingerieeeeee! Sonia Rykiel poised to release her house's H&M lingerie capsule collection December 5. Frankly, I doubt if any of the Calgary locations will be receiving anything remotely Rykiel, not that I'm into the whole wearing female underwear thing (hehe?). Just being able to see it (or touch it.. eeek!) in person would be super amazing.

Vive la sexy panties!

And as if Rykiel wasn't fabulous enough, she is also producing another capsule collection of the prêt-à-porter variety. Below is a little clip of the production going into the show. The collection is slated to show December 1 at ze Grand Palais, broadcasted online on the H&M website. SONIA RYKIEL POUR H&M! Duh duh duuuh!

Mushrooms, Rykiel? I wouldn't expect anything less.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Made in Canada

Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared² recently interviewed on Q. I think that this is one of the better interviews that I have seen the brothers give. Is it odd that I can't help but picture oompa loompas every time they speak? That, or someone who's downed one too many helium balloons? Regardless, these guys are adorable.

Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2010 - Plastic-wrapped camping couture!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stars Flock to Holts (.. kind of)

The new flagship Holts store in Calgary had an opening gala this past week and I'm quite surprised as to the number of celebrities that turned out. Maybe this happens all the time, but I didn't know Calgary was capable of attracting relatively well-known movie-TV stars, unless they are "required" to work on location outside the city somewhere.

It's Heather Marks, "gratuitously" flown in by MODE! Dress by Rita Liefhebber.

Kristen Bell wearing a Jenni Kayne dress. Apparently she had never been to Calgary before. I'm sure she's *ahem* excited. Look at me, just putting my city down. No, Calgary isn't a bad place to live, it's just that there are other places to live out there that aren't Calgary :) Maybe one day we'll actually get to see Kristen's face on Gossip Girl. Would the show end after that??

Christina Hendricks of Mad Men in a dress by David Szeto. I love her and her feroscha locks! I think I've really come down with a thing for red heads. Mad Men is definitely one of my favorite shows right now and she is absolutely flawless in it!

Elisha Cuthbert, Caryn Lerner (who I believe is still the president of Holts?), and Jessalyn Gilsig. Elisha was wearing a Miu Miu jacket and a Gucci dress. I have absolutely no idea what Caryn was wearing. Jessalyn was wearing a Gucci dress.

If it isn't obvious, since I wasn't present at this little shindig, I procured most of my information from the Calgary Herald, as well as all of of the photos.

Maybe next time Holts will invite me? Too bad that I'm banned for two years :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We Feel Fine

So intricate. Who's saying what, when they're saying it, and even what the weather was like outside when they said it. Plus it's pretty. Check it out!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Fairy Godmother

I finally was able to see The September Issue today and I must say that I absolutely adore it. I could care less about Anna. Grace Coddington, who is now old enough to be my grandmother, made the film what it is for me. I think it would be brilliant to have Grace as grandparent! We could go out on photo excursions and then come home to talk about cats! On a different note, it seems as though I have a thing for red heads lately... and my god, does Grace ever have hair!

Grace started modeling in her young teens and later became an editor after a car accident caused her to require plastic surgery. She now holds the position of Creative Director at American Vogue. Her position allows her to have somewhat of a free reign over the styling and concepts of shoots, which are always impeccable. The only person she really seems to answer to is of course, Anna Wintour. They appear to have a loving relationship *cough*.

Vogue's 2008 Age Issue (August) [shot by Steven Meisel]. Grace's quirky style was picked to portray the style of women in their sixties. It was only fitting to have another fellow red head, Karen Elson, essentially play Grace. God, I love that concept.

Slighty eccentric, but more of a dreamer, Grace can see beyond the realm of marketable fashion. Somehow she has the uncanny ability to envision things in a magical way that so many of us have left behind in our childhood.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Girl of My Dreams

Just procured issue #9 of Lula! So excited! I was a Lula virgin until today. Sad, I know.

Issue #9 happens to be the red head, ginger, carrot top issue, guest edited by Karen Elson. I cannot believe how great this is! Not being a red head myself I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be the owner of some crimson locks. All of the gals in this issue sure make it look fabulous!

This issue also boasts interviews with YSL's Stefano Pilati and Anna Sui. I really cannot get over just how cute this thing is. Eeek!

Sequin Nips!

I feel so horrible for Esteban Cortazar, who I think is adorable, as he was recently ousted from the house of Emanuel Ungaro. In his place we now have a pair of "creative advisers," one of them being Lindsay Lohan. Oooh dear. I needn't say much more. The other is Estrella Archs, who if you noticed, seems to use the same shapes from her Spring/Summer 2009 line in her line for Ungaro for Spring/Summer 2010. Lets compare Spring/Summer Ungaro lines shall we?

Esteban Cortazar for Emanuel Ungaro Spring/Summer 2009

Lindsay Lohan & Estrella Archs for Emanuel Ungaro Spring/Summer 2010

So what do you think? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however, please take into account that Valentines day falls in the winter time, so wtf is going on with this color palette?! Since viewing the rest of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection I've been really wondering if Ms. Lohan actually wears sequin heart nipple covers. HOPE SO!

Apparently Esteban was fired after he refused to work with Lindsay. Maybe there's some dignity in that? I think it's disgusting how this fashion world is so dependent on the financial world. It's no mystery that this Lohan thing was brought about to spice up the brand's image in order to gain more sales. Regardless, Ungaro is receiving more attention than ever, and is there really a difference between the good and the bad kind of publicity? I'm really not sure anymore. All I know is that I'm dreading the next collection!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Crazy in Love

My god, thank you so much, Atony Hegarty, for this delicious cover. I know you've all heard the original, but the Atony and the Johnsons version takes it entirely in the opposite direction.. and also completely subtracts Jay-Z! I'm OK with that!

I'm sure Atony has a ghetto-fabulous booty too.

Anthony and the Johnsons - Crazy in Love (live)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hermione Totally Buys Her Broom Fair Trade

Emma Watson + Burberry Creative Director, Christopher Bailey

Burberry's baby spice, Emma Watson! She has a spring/summer capsule collection on its way this February 2010 for British fair trade clothing label, People Tree. Looks like simple separates and bright colors. Kinda cute. At least Emma has turned the overdone celebrity "designer" route into something a tad more meaningful. Most of the time I find celebrity clothing lines to be god awful hideous, and even if this one is, at least it's socially responsible. Win, win, plus she goes to Brown and isn't addicted to coke like everyone else we know.. yet.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gays Are Wizards

If you have not been watching any of Bryan Safi's That's Gay, you are sooooo beyond gay. Episodes range from media portrayals of gay marriage, to coming out, to well... Brüno. There's also something attractive about Safi's uber sarcastic wit. Maybe that's why I keep watching?